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Archive: August, 2013

Big things expected from Maryland transfer

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 12:06 PM
The biggest addition to Temple’s offensive line, literally, can be seen these days at right guard, where Maryland transfer Pete White expects to make an immediate impact. Listed at 6-4 and 330 pounds in Temple’s media guide (coach Matt Rhule says the grad student’s weight is about... Read more

Freshman Walker could start at quarterback

Monday, August 12, 2013, 8:36 PM
On Monday following practice, Temple coach Matt Rhule made it clear that freshman quarterback P.J. Walker has as good a shot as any of the quarterback on the roster to start the season-opener at Notre Dame on Aug. 31. “Oh, yeah, absolutely,’ is how Rhule responded when I asked him on Monday... Read more

Owls to face Kent State Nov. 11 in ESPN Marathon

Monday, August 12, 2013, 7:08 PM
The Temple men's basketball team will host Kent State at 7:00 PM on ESPNU on Tuesday, November 12 in the 2013 ESPN Tip-Off Marathon. This marks the second straight season that the Owls and Golden Flashes will compete in ESPN's season-opening event. Temple won last year's meeting, 80-66, in Kent, Ohio... Read more

Rhule: Starting QB job up for grabs

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 2:45 PM
Here are some observations from Temple’s morning scrimmage: Less than one week into practice and it appears that the starting quarterback job is up in the air. Considered to be senior Connor Reilly’s job coming out of the spring game, it’s clear that Matt Rhule is considering fifth-year... Read more

Charland to head strength and conditioning at Temple

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:38 PM
Temple named Scott Charland head strength and conditioning coach on Thursday. In this capacity, Charland will supervise all of the Owls’ Olympic sports teams. “Scott brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to our strength and conditioning department,” said senior... Read more

Rhule talks more about running game

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:50 PM
Just because you’ve heard a lot about how new coach Matt Rhule wants the offense to be more balanced, don’t think for one second that the college team on North Broad Street is going to look more like the pro team on South Broad did during most of Andy Reid’s tenure as Eagles coach... Read more

Owls, Rhule emphasizing playbook study

Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 3:07 PM
Temple coach Matt Rhule has placed a huge emphasis on getting the Owls up to speed with the mental aspects of the offense and defense. When the owls have finished practicing in the afternoon, they are doing skull sessions later in the day. Rhule has them studying aspects of the offensive and defensive... Read more

Former great Palmer joins broadcast team

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 12:17 PM
Temple announced Tuesday that former running back Paul Palmer will serve as color analyst for the Temple Radio Network on all football broadcasts. “I am extremely excited about being back at Temple. I’ve missed it,” Palmer said. “My family and friends are excited, too. I... Read more

Temple's Brown signs with CFL team

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 10:33 AM
Former Temple standout Matt Brown signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League Monday night. Financial terms of the deal are not known. While at Temple, Brown, 24, gained 2,647 yards and scored 23 touchdowns on 466 carries. He returned 83 kickoffs for 2,068 yards and... Read more

Booth foot injury nothing serious

Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:20 PM
The Owls escaped any serious injuries on the first day of training camp. However, offensive lineman Cody Booth, making the switch over from tight end, left practice with his foot in a walking boot. Coach Matt Rhule said that it was a toe injury and nothing serious. …It sounds as if Jahad Thomas... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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